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Head of the Charles

Northeastern’s rowing alumni at head of line

It started out as a standard reunion row, an enjoyable way to add spice to Northeastern’s traditional Saturday night get-together during the Head of the Charles Regatta. Then the Huskies, who’d won the inaugural race for men’s alumni eights in 2009, won it again and again and again. “It’s hysterical how competitive it has become,” says coxswain Rachele Pojednic. “Nobody can let it go. At first it was, hey, it’s fun to be back on the water — and now we’ve created a monster.”

These days NU’s old dogs have everyone else trying to chase them off the Rivah. “They always feel threatened and they’re thinking about the age handicap,” says head coach John Pojednic, Rachele’s husband. “I’m sure they’re a little bit nervous.”

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